Between sculpture, design and architecture…

///DORIAN VANHORENBEECK///

VISION

The role of art is to reinvent itself according to contemporary values such as ecology, the latest technologies, culture and customs. The role of a
creator is to make life easier for people and to spread a message. Art has long been a cultural and representative vector of our time.
This is why today’s creator must respond to today’s problems on a more weighty way of consuming, and make the best use of new means / medium of creation to «optimize» natural spending.
Consequently, the use of new materials such as those of the most perennial as the stone which offers an alternative to the overconsumption of
the object, all in a process of exchange of know-how.


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The stone sculptor produces ornaments and decorative motifs in bas-relief or sculptures in the round or in high-relief. The stone is chosen according to its physical characteristics: density, volume, surface area, hardness and reliability.

Stone sculpture is a particular technique of sculpture in that it designates a method of making a work different from modeling in clay or cast iron. The oldest known art forms are stone carving.

Firstly ,in the public domain, a stone sculptor creates monumental sculptures, fountains and other elements of street furniture or architectural decoration.

A building artist, he makes the most of a block of stone extracted from a quarry, and gives it the desired shape, based on sketches or templates.

 

Furthermore the stone carver is the heir to the builders of cathedrals, this building craftsman is a true artist. Custodian of ancestral know-how and respectful of traditions, it is no less open to the latest technological developments.

Finally, The profession appears as soon as man wants to build imposing buildings designed to last (temples, fortifications, etc.), therefore from ancient Egypt and in Greek and Roman Antiquity. Then, over the centuries, the trade continues without interruption, sometimes retaining the same techniques and tools (certain types of tools used by today’s stonemasons have not changed in 2000 years).

In conclusion, the profession of sculptor is a millenary profession working for the protection of heritage and techniques. Its field of action is vast, ranging from architecture to art.

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